Shipment of Covid-19 testing kits arrives at Mitiga Airport

Shipment of Covid-19 testing kits arrives at Mitiga Airport

August 06, 2020 - 16:11
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

A shipment consisting of laboratory assessment tools for implementing Covid-19 virus testing arrived at Mitiga International Airport Wednesday evening, said a statement by the Health Ministry.

The shipment which was flown to the country via the Flying Ambulance Service includes 10,000 pieces of assessment tools.

According to the ministry, the shipment will be handed over to the Biotechnology Research Center, which will distribute the consignment to the 20 existing laboratories across Libya, dedicated for conducting the Covid-19 virus testing.

A second shipment containing around 110,000 pieces of Covid-19 kits is expected to arrive later this day, in addition to another 90,000 pieces on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health.

On Tuesday, the Biotechnology Research Center denied having any shortage of supplies in testing materials, after media outlets circulated a correspondence between the National Center for Disease Control and the Ministry of Health, stating that it had run out of Covid-19 testing kits.